Build a tower, build a team | Tom Wujec

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


The tallest person is the one who is tallest among the people in the group. This doesn't always mean that they are the tallest person in the world.

  • The tallest person in the group is the girl.
  • The tallest person in the group is the boy.

To orienting is to make sure that you are oriented in the right direction. You might orient yourself by looking at a map or compass.

  • The orienting system uses a series of beacons to help you find your way.
  • The orienting system uses sound instead of beacons, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road.

To assemble something is to put it together. When you assemble a toy, you put the pieces together so that it's ready to be used.

  • He assembled the toy by putting the pieces together.
  • The toy is not yet assembled, it needs to be put together.

To gingerly is to move or behave with care and caution. When you move gingerly, you are always aware of your surroundings and you are careful not to make any noise.

  • She gingerly walked across the room.
  • He gingerly picked up the glass of water.

Jockeying is the activity of trying to get a position of advantage in a situation. Sometimes people use the word to describe the politicking that goes on in the business world.

  • The politician was jockeying for position, trying to get ahead of the other candidates.
  • The company is jockeying for market share, trying to get the best position in the market.

Geometric is a word that refers to things that areshaped or arranged in a particular way. geometric shapes include squares, rectangles, and triangles.

  • The artwork is made up of geometric shapes.
  • The geometry teacher is teaching a class on geometric shapes.

Prototyping is the process of creating a model or version of a product or idea before you actually make it. It's often used to test the feasibility of a new idea before you invest a lot of money in it.

  • The company is prototyping the new software, which is why it's taking so long.
  • The company is prototyping the new car, which is why it's so expensive.

Marshmallows are a type of candy that is made from sugar, corn syrup, and gelatin. They are usually yellow or brown, and they are very sweet.

  • He ate a marshmallow and it was the worst thing that he has ever tasted.
  • She loved marshmallows as a child, and she still loves them today.